Actor Rebecca Hall – star of the new film “Christine” – demonstrates her range (from Shakespeare to Bjork!)… The always gleeful Jane Lynch brings an alter ego to therapy and gives us etiquette advice… Electro-pop maestro Tom Krell, a.k.a. How to Dress Well, DJs your dinner party … Novelist Jade Chang shares a riches-to-rags story of an immigrant who wants to emigrate… Plus, the underground Bolivian Llama Party, how you may be left-footed, the innovative origins of “I Love Lucy,” and more!
Back in 1951, "I Love Lucy" debuted on CBS-TV... barely. Learn the tale and get strong armed into trying a delicious rum cocktail.
Tom Krell (aka How To Dress Well) shares a soundtrack that highlights songs that influence his own style -- a heady mix of pop, R&B and electronic music
Rebecca Hall first made a name for herself on the British stage, winning awards in plays by Shaw and Shakespeare. Her latest role is in the indie film "Christine" she plays a real-life local news reporter and host who, in 1974, committed suicide during a live broadcast. The actor details how she crafted her haunting performance in the biographical drama, before telling us what it was like to work for her dad (and Shakespeare).
L.A. author Jade Chang's novel "The Wangs Vs. the World" appears on just about every list of the fall's most anticipated books. Jade reads an excerpt, which was edited for time (and for some very salty language). Get a taste of the full (uncensored) flavor in this excerpt from a chapter of the book when you click the link above.
Jane Lynch is possibly best known for playing Sue Sylvester, the Machiavellian cheerleading coach on the TV musical comedy "Glee," also stolen scenes in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Talladega Nights," and many other comedies. Her latest role is in the Christopher Guest comedy “Mascots.” She tells us how she once brought an alter ego to therapy before giving you etiquette advice.
Imagine a dish like a dumpling, but with a crunchy, flaky skin like a pie crust, mixed with a spicy, gooey filling like a stew. No, we're not reading your mind. What we described exists in reality. It's called a Salteña and it's a Bolivian delicacy that was hard to come by in New York... until three brothers of Bolivian descent started selling them. Alex, David and Patrick Otropeza now have a place near Columbus Circle called Bolivian Llama Party.
Leonard Cohen -- yes that Leonard Cohen -- has a new album out in a couple of weeks. It's called "You Want it Darker." Check out the first track off that album.